Villa Ricci Hotel
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... it was leaving that very moment. We ran outside to see it departing on its way to Perugia. So now we had to wait another 45 minutes for the next one. We didn’t miss that one, but got back to the hotel well after dinner had been served. Good thing we had had a big lunch!]
So now I’m sitting on the train headed to Rome. It is a beautiful, sunny day. Because of the feast of the Immaculate Conception it will be a bit crazy around the Spanish ...
... But not for long. Olive picking was underway whe I arrived. With my gloves at the ready, I took a poco Mano (little hand) -- it's a hand held rake -- and started raking the olives off the branches. Just had to be careful not to knock the guy off the ladder or out of the tree. The ground below the tree is covered with a net. The olives fall onto the net. When all the olives are off the tree, you slowly pick up ...
... could hardly keep my eyes open by then. But easily stayed awake for a delicious home cooked meal with my Ilatian friends before heading off to my lovely B&B where I have the run of the place until the weekend. It's a quiet time of year. The innkeeper speaks little English (but better than she thinks) and I, having failed miserably (filare malamente) ...
... took me to the city and to the hotel where I was met by the owner of the hotel who said he would not have room in his hotel but will put me in the new hotel he had just bought. So he put my bags in a taxi and we went to this beaut place, with an elevator, and then I crashed...
The next day I caught the train to Florence and met uop with my sisters, Dymph (Dymphina) ...
... but as the rest of the group on this tour seem to arrive 10 minutes early for everything, we were last again! Oh well, I wouldn't have missed the last photo of the Cathedral for anything.
We headed back to the coach, and then read and snoozed some more until we arrived in Fiuggi and the Hotel Argentina. We had a relax in our room, and then headed down for dinner.
We sat with a group of other ladies from our trip ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center